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Feds Give States Money for High Speed Rails







Nearly $800 million in federal money will be used to upgrade high speed rail service on the Northeast corridor. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the improvements will save passengers thousands of traveling hours.











New York Budget Would Hurt Latino Health Care, Providers Say

Latino health care providers will make a last-ditch effort to get the Legislature to roll back some Medicaid changes they say will hurt Hispanics and others in New York’s poor neighborhoods.

The organizations Hispanic Mental Health Professionals, Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Federation oppose parts of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid overhaul in his proposed state budget that will force managed care.

Cuomo Proposes Independent Commission to Reform NY Redistricting

Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking to establish a commission to independently reform the process of configuring congressional and state legislative district lines.

The Democratic governor's bill, the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011, is the latest push against the Senate’s Republican majority, which had been Cuomo’s earliest and strongest supporter for his economic platform.

Democrat Andrew Cuomo wins NY governor's seat his father held

Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election Tuesday as governor of New York, the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s.

With just under a quarter of the vote in, Cuomo had 58 percent to Paladino's 37 percent. Third-party candidates split the remainder.

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